Limbaugh's dismissal of Irma 'panic' riles forecasters

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Limbaugh's dismissal of Irma 'panic' riles forecasters

"May as well announce this".

On Thursday, Limbaugh announced he would not "be able" to host his nationally syndicated radio show on Friday due to "the security nature of things", adding that he was heading to "parts unknown".

Despite claiming that the threat of Hurricane Irma is deeply exaggerated as part of a cash grab on the behalf of corrupt news organizations, Limbaugh admitted Thursday that he's evacuating from his Palm Beach mansion where he broadcasts his show. Limbaugh's hurricane remarks were seriously irresponsible. You don't need a hurricane to hit anywhere.

When Roker appeared on Saturday to give an updated Irma forecast, it's clear the famous weather man was still fired up about Limbaugh's recent comments accusing the media of hyping up the storm to advance a "climate change agenda".

"Now, how do you do this?" Well, any number of ways. And they can't afford now that they've invested and committed to a landfall in south Florida, they have to stick with that until the hurricane makes a move that is off that track.

Limbaugh said it boils down to money, of course, and that there is a "symbiotic relationship" between retailers and local media.

'You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. And then people end up going to various stores to stock up on water and whatever they might need for home repairs and batteries and all this that they're advised to get, and a vicious circle is created. Basement Depot huge, huge business, Basement Depot spends gazillions of dollars every year in local advertising in hurricane forced areas.

Rush Limbaugh lives in Florida and thus is keeping a close eye on the path of Hurricane Irma. "Just as I am the go-to tech guy in my family and here on the staff, when it comes to a hurricane bearing down on South Florida, I'm the go-to guy".

Limbaugh, by the way, evacuated his Florida mansion yesterday. "Tomorrow it would be, I think, legally impossible for us to originate the program out of here". Real deniers don't listen to evacuation orders. But it's particularly disgusting that, after Limbaugh told people not to worry about the storm and then chose to evacuate, he didn't have the decency to walk back his comments and admonish his listeners to heed warnings about the storm.

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